Freezer Cleaning 101

 

Step One:

Make sure to first unplug the refrigerator prior to the cleaning process. This will ensure that the food does not spoil while the freezer door is kept open.

Step Two:

Empty the ice from freezer trays into a large cooler to create a convenient place to put the food while cleaning.

Step Three:

Ditch anything that has expired or has freezer-burn and put the rest of the food in the cooler.

Step Four:

To make your own cleaner, take a spray bottle and fill with 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 teaspoon dish soap. Shake well to blend.

Step Five:

Remove the drawers and detachable shelves and place them in the sink. Scrub well with cleaning solution and set aside to dry.

Step Six:

While the drawers and shelves are drying, douse the interior with the cleaner and wipe down the walls and shelves.

Step Seven:

Return the drawers and shelves and plug the refrigerator back in to restock.

**NOTE: Most freezers defrost every 8 to 12 hours. If yours has more than 1/4 inch of ice on the base or walls, manually defrost it. Dip a rag in rubbing alcohol, then cover the ice. Chip away frost with a plastic spatula.

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